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Edward Ford Weber (born July 26, 1931) is an American former politician from Ohio. He served one term in the United States House of Representatives as a Republican.

Ed Weber
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 9th district
In office
January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1983
Preceded byThomas L. Ashley
Succeeded byMarcy Kaptur
Personal details
Edward Ford Weber

(1931-07-26) July 26, 1931 (age 88)
Toledo, Ohio, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Alma materDenison University
Harvard Law School
Military service
AllegianceUnited States
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
Years of service1956–1958

Weber was born in Toledo, Ohio. He attended Denison University, and earned a law degree from Harvard University. Upon graduation, Weber began two years of service in the U.S. Army. After his discharge in 1958, he began to practice law. In 1966, Weber was hired as a law professor by the University of Toledo.

In 1980, Weber ran for the United States House of Representatives from a Toledo-based district. He defeated 26-year incumbent Lud Ashley, chairman of the House Merchant Marine Committee, in a considerable upset. This was due largely to Ronald Reagan carrying Lucas County, home to Toledo. In 1982, however, he lost his re-election bid to Marcy Kaptur.[1]

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  1. ^ Barone, Michael; Ujifusa, Grant (1987). The Almanac of American Politics 1988. National Journal. p. 936.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomas L. Ashley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 9th congressional district

Succeeded by
Marcy Kaptur